KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 (Bernama) -- A man, believed to be with mental
problems, set fire to his own house at Taman Serdang Utama near here after
beating his 15-year-old son today.
Serdang deputy police chief DSP Lam Chien Fei said the man, aged 53, lit the
house while his wife, who brought along their three other children, took the
15-year-old son to Serdang Hospital for treatment.
"The man was said to have beaten up his son at about 4am and about two hours
later, while the wife and children were at the hospital, set fire to the house.
"The man was still in the area when police arrived and he claimed to have
set the house on fire when police questioned him," he told Bernama when
Lam said the man would be remanded until Wednesday to facilitate police
investigations into the case.
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